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Welcoming young people in education centres and boarding houses is a strategic focus of Children of the Mekong. A centre is a place of education, offering the children complimentary courses, as well as a secondary home. The use of foster homes is sometimes necessary for reasons such as distance from school, the necessity for a secure environment, or the disappearance or loss of parents.

The success of such an approach is obvious from a practical perspective: A sponsored child who stays at a Children of the Mekong education centre will most likely have better academic results. Studying in the spirit of brotherhood or sisterhood, he/she becomes more open, motivated and fulfilled.


Education goes far beyond simple schooling. Children of the Mekong’s ambition is to educate the mind, the heart and the body. As such, our educational project seeks to impart not only on academic and professional knowledge but also to develop the person as a whole -a real uniqueness of our NGO. The training follows a rigorous pedagogical approach and specific training modules to develop all dimensions of the human as a person.

And it works! Three indicators of our action in Cambodia:

  • 98% pass the baccalaureate (equivalent to A-levels) (national average 64%).
  • 100% of our children end up in a better environment than their families can provide.
  • 100% of our graduates find a local job or a scholarship abroad within 4 months of the end of their studies.


Loumang Seng, sponsored child of Children of the Mekong

To all young poor people, I would like to say that efforts can overcome obstacles, but for that we need to engage, persevere and fight ignorance. We are born poor, we cannot help it, but poverty is not inevitable, education can get us out of it and restore our dignity.

Loumang Seng, sponsored child of Children of the Mekong

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Célestins Fund

We are sponsoring a cohort of student at the Christophe Mérieux Centre in Phnom Penh. What a joy to be able to follow these deserving young people, being concern of their joys, their concerns, and their professional orientation choices! We are always so excited to receive regular news from the young people at the centre; their perseverance and thirst for learning are a real inspiration! We were able to go there, and it was a wonderful meeting. We hope to be able to return to the centre for their graduation ceremony. Congratulations to everyone at Children of the Mekong!”

Gaillard Family, Célestins Fund